• Fingerless Fair Isle Gloves and Selbu Flower Mittens
  • variety of tools for knitting
  • Weeping Sun and Moon Sweater
  • Picture of Unexpected Knitting book and scribble knitting
 
   
Elizabeth Zimmermann
Meg Swansen

Welcome to Schoolhouse Press

Schoolhouse Press is a publisher of knitting books, patterns, and instructional videos, the home of Knitting Camp, and a knitting supply business founded in the mid-1950s by British-born master knitter Elizabeth Zimmermann. Today, we are a typical small business located in Wisconsin, USA, run by Elizabeth's family and a few staff members wearing a number of hats. Our focus is on customer service (yes, it's still possible to reach us by phone--800-968-5648) and supplying knitters with books, patterns, wool, and tools we use and endorse. Learn More.

 

Featured Products

I-Cord Gloves (& Hat) Streaming Video

Elizabeth Zimmermann (inventor of the term I-Cord, as well as dozens of variations) and her daughter, Meg Swansen, have utilized I-Cord in uncounted practical, innovative, and delightful ways. Here is a novel use by Meg....

A Stash of One's Own

A Stash of One’s Own, Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn. An Anthology edited by Clara Parkes. Twenty-three knitters were invited to write essays on this given topic (22 + the author), including Me...

WG 97 Fingerless Fair Isle and Selbu Flower Mittens

Woollen Mittens: Providers of warmth and comfort, quickly knitted, many opportunities to experiment with color and patterns, always welcomed as presents, and such interesting histories from the many countries in which mi...

Knitting Patterns

Knitted Clogs - SPP 63

We have had several requests to make this pattern available independently of Knit One Knit All, where is appears on pages 38-39. It is a classic bit of Elizabeth Zimmermann (EZ) creativity. Knits up quickly and is cozy a...

Weekend Sweater - SPP67

Knit a comfortable, attractive yoke sweater for everyday wear - that is custom fit for you. Meg Swansen leads you step by step through the remarkably simple process of sizing your sweater with EPS (Elizabeth’s Percenta...

Naturals and Burnt Umber - SPP69

Swedish designer Sven-Daniel Gyllenman (designer of SPP#46) returns to Schoolhouse Press with a delightful new Fair Isle design. A dazzling pattern in earthy tones, with attention to details like: corrugated double knit ...

The Four Seasons, SPP65

An incredible collection of four original Fair Isle sweaters from the renowned Brazilian designer. From Denver in the fall, to New York in the winter, back to his home in Sao Paulo for spring and summer, Felipe has drawn...

Turkish Coat - SPP 60

This is a multi-cultural design: a hooded Norwegian style dropped-shoulder coat, knitted in Unspun Icelandic wool, with a Turkish motif, by an American knitter. It is worked in the round from the lower edge of the body, ...

Two Klein Bottle Hats - SPP53

   Meg Swansen calls Debbie New "...arguably the most inventive knitting designer of this generation." The Klein Bottle Hat is a perfect example - Debbie turns a complex mathematical abstraction into an arresti...